|2017 Public Policy Platform||2017 Public Policy Platform Diagram|
Establish a statewide QRIS that will recognize and reward programs that meet higher levels of program quality so that consumers can make informed decisions about placing their children in early care and learning programs. Placement in these higher-level programs will better ensure that children enter school socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically ready to learn.
A Quality Rating and Improvement System should:
Florida Association for the Education of Young Children requests the continuation of funding to ensure that VPK programs meet the legislative mandate approved by the taxpayers of Florida. The Voluntary Prekindergarten Program was established through a constitutional amendment that mandated a high-quality statewide prekindergarten program, but did not define what a high-quality early learning program should be.